£>auamtaij £>tatz (College l§>auannalj, (Georgia ®Jj e (ine-Bunorefl Jfaurtceutlj (ftummenceuttut Ita ct Uerttaa August iflifteentij •Nineteen Bunnren ano ^euentg-^fx ®um-®t?irtn, i.iH. Savannah Civic Center Theater (§xb?v nf PrnrrBstnn THE CHIEF MARSHAL THE CLASS MARSHALS CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE INSTRUCTORS OF THE COLLEGE ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS EMERITI THE GRADUATE FACULTY THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC MACE AND THE OFFICIAL MEDALLION Observing the centuries.old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savan- nah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club- shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from ma- hogany wood by Mr. Ernest S. Brown, Instructor of Industrial Arts. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. It is significant to note that the mace bears the official seal of the College and the motto of President Prince A. Jackson, Jr., "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth"), which is his conception of what Savannah State College should be, must be, and is to all individuals associated with her. Dr. Jackson also wears a silver medallion which bears the official seal of the College and symbolizes the Office of the President. n o a. a S n a w D$ u a *n eft o n o ^ » n & u a w 43* S a B *-» « s a «4 43- .s s •♦-» w s 2 o B O 43" /Q S » o> a •c a. 45" 43- S3 43- U 43" J3S /O 43 •c & B 3 O ca 43* S "a 43" 43* +-» +3 m » a « 43- «4 n a » w 43* +5 <a w a* s? s <& 5 a & 45* S * ^ I ^ Qp & SI ! i * Wj »i Order of Exercises ♦ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "God of our Fathers" George Warren Coleridge A. Braithwaite, Ed.D., Organist INVOCATION The Reverend Samuel Williams,M.Div. College Minister SELECTION: "I Hear A Voice A-Prayin' " Houston Bright Upward Bound Chorus William L. Anderson, Conductor Elizabeth Albright, Accompanist INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKER Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., President COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Leonard H.O. Spearman.Ph. D. Associate Commissioner for Student Assistance, U.S. Dept. of HEW - Office of Education, Washington, D.C. SELECTION: "Soon-Ah Will Be Done" Arr. William L. Dawson Upward Bound Chorus PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: Division of Business Administration Herbert A. O'Keefe, Jr., Ph.D. Division of Education Thelma M. Harmond, Ph.D. Division of Humanities Luetta C. Milledge, Ph.D. Division of Natural Sciences Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D. Division of Social Sciences Delacy W. Sanford, Ph.D. Division of Technical Sciences Clyde W. Hall, Ed.D. CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. Assisted by the Dean of the College, Thomas H. Byers, Ph.D. PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE GRADUATE DEGREES Joseph V. Adams, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Armstrong State College and Savannah State College CONFERRING OF DEGREES Henry L. Ashmore, Ed.D. President, Armstrong State College Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. ALUMNI INDUCTION James O. Thomas, B.S. President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association Washington, D.C. PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Commander Alvin N. Catalano Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE Commander Alvin N. Catalano PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS: "Veni Sancte Spiritus" . . The Reverend Samuel Williams, M. Div. ANNOUNCEMENTS SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN BENEDICTION Rev. Edward C. Ducree, M.Div. Assistant Dean of Students, Savannah State College and Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church THREE-FOLD AMEN **RECESSIONAL: "Triumphal March" (from "Aida") Giuseppe Verdi The audience is requested to remain seated. **The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited. dan&faates 3at Stye Baccalaureate legm DIVISION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Accounting John N. Cutter Savannah Lloyd M. Cutter Savannah Winston N. Heard Elberton Louise Washington Hearon Beaufort, S.C. Charles Curtis Johnson Savannah Henry Mobley Reidsville Myers Lee Thomas Savannah General Business Administration Bernard D. Adams Kingsland Curtis Edwin Brown Fitzgerald James Raymond Brown Manchester Jettie Byrd Butler Hogansville Patricia Carter Augusta Dorothy J. Moss Day Atlanta Oregon Emerson III Savannah Terry Gerand Frazier Savannah Evans James Demopolis, Ala. Eugene LeCounte Riceboro Pamela McClary Lyons Clara Nell Rawls Savannah Emmie J. Robinson, Jr Fitzgerald Karen Henricka Shellman Savannah Herbert Lee Swain, Jr Savannah Lucille West Savannah Gregory M. Wiggins Summerville Frederick Lee Williams Savannah Economics Benjamin Charles Stewart, Jr Savannah Otis Curtis Wright Alamo Office Administration Mary Alice Goethie Baxley DIVISION OF EDUCATION Elementary Education Cynthia Jean Carter Cuthbert Odessa Carter Camilla Velma S. Crosby Brunswick Iris Ann Ellsberry Savannah Elnora Massey Gadson Savannah Deborah Avis Johnson Hood Savannah Gwendolyn M. Houston Savannah Estella Yvonne Hunter Savannah Jacquelyn Carswell Hunter Savannah Isaac Miller Savannah Krystal Kay e Williams East Point Janice Jenkins Patterson Delray Beach, Fla. SECONDARY EDUCATION Art Education Marilyn E. Cooper Savannah Savannah State College Honor Graduates August 15, 1976 SUMMA CUM LAUDE (3.750 to 4.000) Johnnie Mae Graham MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400 to 3.749) Velma S. Crosby George Albert Gary Mellonese Harrison Thomas Nathaniel Walton CUM LAUDE (3.00 to 3.399) Maajid Faheem Ali Hattie Joe Blake Jettie Byrd Butler Lloyd M. Cutter Winston N. Heard Louise Washington Hearon Bobby Lee Jenkins Shirley Ann Mitchell Marshall Swindell SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our A Ima Mater, S. S. C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. REFRAIN Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow' rs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. We hail Thee, S.S.C. —J. Randolph Fisher Hillary Hatchett Biology Education Kathy Hall Harris Savannah Marshall Swindell Savannah Industrial Arts Education Greene Bryant, Jr Savannah Ervin Ogden Savannah Music Education Leonard Stuart Bacon Rincon Paul Lawrence Johnson Savannah DIVISION OF HUMANITIES English Language and Literature Beverly Ann Kiett Savannah Michael Jerome Moon Atlanta DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Samuel T. Dennard Macon Linda S. James Savannah Bobby Lee Jenkins Savannah Charles Primm Savannah Carol Ann Simpson Baxley Mathematics George Albert Gary Savannah Medical Technology Mellonese Harrison Edison Shirley Ann Mitchell Savannah DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE Criminal Justice Darriel Bailey Vidalia Ronald Lee Battle Savannah Marie Louise Coney Dublin Jeffrey Ricardo Dixon Miami, Fla. James Edward Ellington Savannah Hubert O'Neal Fleming Elberton Linda Barnes Gadsden Macon Lorenzo Harris Culloden Patricia D. Haugabook '. Montezuma Erwin Johnson Dry Branch Richard McWillie Linton Sumter, S.C. Abraham Mitchell Savannah Walter L. Morgan, Jr Jesup Charles L. Orr Savannah Gwendolyn Delores Pierce Savannah Melvin Stewart Sylvania Warren Wilson Walker Savannah James C. Wilcher Vidalia Charlesetta Elizabeth Worlds Savannah History Audrey Sanders Cooper Savannah Johnnie Mae Graham Blakely Patricia Elaine Newson Willacoochee Political Science Maajid Faheem Ali . Savannah Thomas Nathaniel Walton Atlanta Social Work Hattie Joe Blake Savannah Alice Grissom Camilla Judy Ann Murray Savannah Easter Bell Tubman Augusta Sociology Lena Louise Capers Savannah Harold Crigg Cutter Savannah Eugene Anthony Davis Savannah Sarah Lee Duggans Savannah Deborah James Epps Savannah Debra Theresa Holmes Savannah Beverly Delease Jenkins New Brunswick, N.J. Frezell N. Johnson Savannah Betty J. Jones Savannah Audrey Beatrice Oliver Savannah Dorothy Ruth Reese Waycross Debra Ann Roberts LaGrange Herman Smith, Jr Savannah Jean C. Thomas Savannah DIVISION OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES HOME ECONOMICS Dietetics and Institutional Management Constance C on cetta Small Savannah Diann Walker Savannah Textiles and Clothing Carol Ann Graydon Tifton Patricia Ann Castle Sharber Savannah ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE Civil Technology Henry Edward Lipscomb Marietta NOTE: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. THE JOINT GRADUATE PROGRAM OF ARMSTRONG STATE COLLEGE AND SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE CANDIDA TES FOR THE MASTER OF EDUCA TION AND THE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREES AUGUST 15, 1976 MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Thomas Allen Andrews, Jr B.S. Degree 1967 University of Georgia Richard Bachman B.A. Degree 1966 University of South Florida Maurice Barkat B.A. Degree 1964 Murray College Davinder Singh Sra B.S. Degree 1972 Panjah University Gerald Paul Storm B.S. Degree 1967 University of North Carolina Charles William Whalen B.A. Degree 1973 University of Georgia MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION Martha Kathryn Stafford B.S. Degree 1958 Savannah State College MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Dorothy Hankins Adams B.A. Degree 1956 Tennessee Temple College Mitzi Genevee Asbury B.S. Degree 1970 Georgia Southern College Martha Virginia Bradley B.S. Degree 1975 University of Georgia Ruth S.Brown B.S. Degree 1940 The Woman's College Irvin Eugene Bryant B.S. Degree 1974 Savannah State College Jeraldine Coleman B.S. Degree 1972 Savannah State College Clyde V.H. Faison B.S. Degree 1957 Savannah State College Elizabeth Cooper Fields B.S. Degree 1972 Savannah State College Jessie Graham Fletcher B.S. Degree 1973 Savannah State College Charles Henry Holmes B.S. Degree 1972 Savannah State College Viola Marie Haven Jackson B.S. Degree 1966 Savannah State College Gloria Daughtry Johnson B.S. Degree 1972 Savannah State College Eldora Loretta Manning B.S. Degree 1961 Savannah State College Evelyn C. Polite B.S. Degree 1960 Allen University Delma Scott Pollen B.S. Degree 1971 Savannah State College Harry L. Powell B.S. Degree 1957 Savannah State College Barbara Lynn Presley B.S. Degree 1974 Georgia Southern College Margaret M. Reisman B.S. Degree 1953 Marquette University Angela Greene Singleton B.S. Degree 1967 Savannah State College Doris Walker Stewart B.S. Degree 1970 Savannah State College Mary Alice Alexander Stokes B.S. Degree 1969 Savannah State College Joseph Anthony Thomas B.S. Degree 1970 Georgia Southern College Patricia Ann Thomas B.S. Degree 1971 Savannah State College Billy Tillman B.S. Degree 1970 Savannah State College DeloresM. Jefferson Washington . . .B.S. Degree 1958 Savannah State College Carolyn Luten B.S. Degree 1960 Savannah State College Sarah Palmer B.S. Degree 1973 Bradley University MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Jacqueline Hill Bryant B.S. Degree 1949 Spelman College Jane ClarksonPerlmutter A.B. Degree 1967 University of Georgia Daphne Jolly Player B.S. Degree 1966 Western Carolina University ♦Frances Elizabeth Ross B.A. Degree 1972 University of North Carolina MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION BEHAVIOR DISORDERS Sandra Bland B.S. Degree Lois J. Caphton B.S. Degree Donald Gervais B.S. Degree Cathy Crowder Joyce B.S. Degree Margaret Louise Lum B.S. Degree Julia E. Heller Oliver B.S. Degree Johnnie Louise Sanders B.S. Degree Janever G. Smith B.S. Degree Carol Dotter Sutton B.S. Degree Marsha Dale McDaniel Watts B.S. Degree Jannie Mae Williams B.S. Degree 1 97 1 Savannah State College 1974 Georgia Southern College 1 973 State University of New York 1 973 Georgia Southern College 1 972 Armstrong State College 1 973 Savannah State College 1 972 Savannah State College 1973 Savannah State College 1 965 University of South Carolina 1974 Georgia College 1 972 Savannah State College MASTER OF EDUCATION IN CHEMISTRY Jacqueline T. McKissick B.S. Degree 1958 Savannah State College MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ENGLISH Claudette Evans Warlick B.S. Degree 1957 Arizona State MASTER OF EDUCATION IN HISTORY Sandra Catherine Beasley B.A. Degree 1968 Armstrong State College *Hugh Stiles Golson B.A. Degree 1972 University of South Carolina Elaine Clark Harris A.B. Degree 1960 Emory University *Kathleen Powers Sanfilippo .... B.A. Degree 1968 Loyola College Willis Shellman B.S. Degree 1974 Savannah State College MASTER OF EDUCATION IN MATHEMATICS Edward Cleveland Oglesby B.S. Degree 1967 Savannah State College Carolyn Graham Smith B.S. Degree 1971 Armstrong State College MASTER OF EDUCATION IN POLITICAL SCIENCE James Green, Jr B.S. Degree 1970 Savannah State College *In Absentia ANNOUNCEMENTS 1976 Fall Quarter .... Freshmen, September 13 Upperclassmen, September 21 USHERS Midshipmen - N.R.O.T.C. Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPA MU NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Johnnie M. Graham Winston Heard MEMBERS OF KAPPA DELTA PI HONOR SOCIETY Velma Crosby Jessie Fletcher Marshall Swindell MEMBERS OF PI GAMMA MU NATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY Johnny Graham Patricia Newsom Thomas Walton MEMBERS OF ZETA ALPHA OMICRON CHAPTER OF LAMBDA ALPHA EPSILON HONOR SOCIETY Erwin Johnson ******************** ACADEMIC COSTUMES Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square- shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca- demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three- feet and three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some, colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Agriculture -: . • Maise Arts, Letters, Humanities White Business Drab Economics Copper Education Light Blue Law Purple Library Science Lemon Music Pink Oratory — (Speech ) Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue Physical Education Sage Green Science Golden Yellow Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back- ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.